11 October 2012

The Latest Worlwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10/11OCT2012

What's the Difference Between a Meteor and a ... (excellent video)
Learn almost everything you ever wanted to know about meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids ...

Spectacular Northern Lights display over North-east
Aberdeen Evening Express
Reader Murray Aitken also managed to get a photo of one of the Draconids meteors – which form part of an annual meteor shower – as it headed towards the earth above Stonehaven. For the full story, pick up a copy of today's Evening Express or read our ...

Trespasser was watching meteor shower | StarTribune.com
AUG. 13 Officers responded to a farm home at County Road 116 and Meister Road in Corcoran regarding a suspicious person on the farm's property.

Draconid meteor shower peaks tonight | Earthquakes
The annual Draconid meteor shower will peak overnight on October 7 and 8. Last quarter Moon on October 8 makes this quite a favourable year, as the Moon ...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Canada Meteor(s ...
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
08OCT2012 Steve Laurentian Hills Ontario Canada 2100 EST 3 seconds facing NW, meteor just above horizon, travelling left to right white light with trailing pieces 5X venus Yes the meteor fell from view behind a distant tree line, followed a ...
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Meteor Storm Brewing for 2014?
Sky & Telescope
On May 24, 2014, Earth will plow through a dense stream of dust particles shed by Comet 209P/LINEAR. Dynamicists think the crossing could result in an intense meteor shower — maybe even a "storm" — and North Americans will have front-row seats.

How to photograph tonight's Draconid Meteor Shower
Today marks the peak of the Draconid Meteor Shower, a once a year event that could produce some stunning pictures. Yes, while meteor watching is a favorite past time for many, other people desire more, namely, photographing the meteors come tonight.

Draconid Meteor Outburst:
Sky & Telescope
A major outburst of Draconid meteors has been picked up by the Canadian MeteorOrbit Radar, starting earlier today at 16h Universal Time. "The radar rates peaked at 2,200 per hour," Cooke told me. "They seem to be on the way down now but are still strong.

“Fireball” lightning in Florida (VIDEO)
Washington Post (blog)
Lightning strikes tree in Naples, Fl. ( YouTube screen capture ) Last Friday, a thunderstorm exploded over Naples, Florida giving Rita Krill a show she won't soon forget. While videotaping the gusty storm, a surge of lightning violently struck a nearby ...

Draconid Shower sparks 1000 meteor per hour outburst, more on the way tonight?
Last night marked the peak of the Dracoid Meteor Shower for 2012 and, for a short time, a meteor fall for the ages. According to spaceweather.com, an outburst of over 1,000 meteors per hour. The short-lived spurt of meteors was detected by the Canadian...

Recent UK fireball could not have 'skipped' around the world, new analysis says
At first, the time of the fireball sighting over southeastern Canada and northeastern USA was in doubt, but two Canadian all-sky cameras from the Western Meteor Physics Group captured the meteor, providing an accurate time. "And once I triangulated the ...

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

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